§ Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he will set out in tabular form the total wages, gross profits, and dividends, respectively, as a percentage of the gross national product, for the years 1913, 1924, 1938, 1946, and on the latest possible date; and if he will give on a similar basis figures for manufacturing industry, the engineering industry, services, and all other industries.
§ Mr. Barber
The information asked for in the first part of the Question is not available for any year before 1938. The figures for 1938, 1946 and 1959 are given in the table below.
— Percentage of gross national product 1938 1946 1959 Income from employment(1) 58 65 67 Gross trading profits of companies 13 17 16 Ordinary dividends 7 4 4 (1) Wages and salaries, Forces' pay and employers' contributions to the National Insurance and National Health schemes and to private superannuation funds, etc.
The analysis between industries asked for in the second part of the Question is not at present available for years earlier than 1948 or later than 1958, nor is it available for dividends for any year. The figures for 1948 and 1958 are given below.
— Percentage of gross national product 1948 1958 Income from employment: Total 65 66 Manufacturing industries 21 23 of which: Engineering 8 9 Distribution and other services 14 14 All other industries 30 29 Gross trading profits of companies: Total 17 15 Manufacturing industries 11 10 of which: Engineering 3 3 Distribution and other services 4 4 All other industries 2 1